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3 Ways for Kids’ Ministry to Reach Out

One of the best ways to help your students grow in faith and live their faith is to encourage service to others. As the weather gets warmer, work with your students to reach out and bring God’s love to those in need. Reach Out with Funds Nearly every cause needs of extra money. You can…

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GuaranteedA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from CTA’s latest women’s devotion book, Woman of God®: Living Loved. The 64-page book focuses on  Jeremiah 31:3. Each devotion encourages readers to use God’s Word to take a closer look at who they are and what they do. Don’t forget—CTA also offers a FREE retreat guide in this theme. It’s…

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The True History of Mother’s Day

Editor’s note: In two months, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14). Are you looking for gifts, devotions, or sermon ideas to recognize the mothers and female mentors in your ministry? CTA has lots of choices! Look to our Resource & Idea Center to find FREE downloads like invitations, bulletin covers, and ministry messages. Browse through…

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Jesus Prays in GethsemaneA free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion packet that accompanies the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit. CTA has written six FREE, reproducible Easter devotions just like this one. You can send them home for families to use in their personal devotions, use them in your Sunday school, or make them part of your Easter…

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The Passion Story Paradoxa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Just like in past Easter seasons, CTA is offering seven FREE sermon outlines this year. Use these resources in church services, Bible study, mid-week classes, or anywhere else you’d like to help prepare your worshipers for Resurrection Day. This year, the theme is A Love That Never Dies, based on Jeremiah 31:3. You’ll find the…

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Your #1 Resource for Women’s Retreats

Are you looking to host a stress-free, budget-friendly, Jesus-focused women’s retreat this year? CTA has you covered! Bringing women together for Christian fellowship and Bible study has never been so easy! With CTA’s all-new Woman of God®: Living Loved retreat planning guide, you can download an entire packet of FREE ideas, tips, and resources for…

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Jesus is the Waya free children’s sermon for Lent

  Materials needed: Several balloons that are easy to inflate A long string A straight drinking straw Tape A sign with the word “GOD” on it Markers Before you begin, attach the “GOD” sign to a fixed point where everyone can see it. Tie one end of a long string to that point and tie…

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Adding Insult to Injurya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Just like in past Easter seasons, CTA is offering seven FREE sermon outlines this year. Use these resources in church services, Bible study, mid-week classes, or anywhere else you’d like to help prepare your worshipers for Resurrection Day. This year, the theme is A Love That Never Dies, based on Jeremiah 31:3. You’ll find the…

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To Retreat or Not to Retreat?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled: Ask Karen. CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: I am thinking about hosting a spring retreat for…

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9 Ways to Practice Prayer in the Classroom

God has given us an amazing privilege—he invites us to speak to him at any time about anything! He assures us that, because of Jesus, he will listen to us and he understands our needs. (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) As teachers, we get to share the incredible blessing of prayer with our students. If the prayer…

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